There is a vast underground market for our data, hidden in plain sight, of which many are not aware. As was the case with the Paradise Papers, the vast majority of these practices are perfectly legal today, but still raise ethical questions. And the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to change this, from May 2018 onwards.
At the European Council summit in exactly two weeks’ time, we will discover whether Britain is deemed to have made ‘sufficient progress’ in its negotiations with the EU, paving the way for phase two talks towards a trade agreement and a self-defeating transition deal.
As we wrap up the week, the Senate is moving toward a final vote on a tax reform package that will provide American families with badly-needed tax relief. A vote on final passage is expected as soon as Friday evening. Once the Senate has passed their version of tax reform, the Senate and the House will have to go to a conference to reconcile the differences between the two bills. Once the conference is finished, both the House and Senate will have to each vote on a conference report in order to send a final bill to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law.
The tax reform bill is pending in the Senate – President Trump supports it, the House already passed its version, and now is the time for senators to make good on their campaign promises and pass tax reform that delivers bigger paychecks and more jobs to the American people.